Lady Anne and the Menacing Mystic

· Lady Anne Addison Mysteries Book 4 · Beyond The Page
3 reviews

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Fans of the Lady Julia Grey Mysteries will love this all-new Lady Anne Addison Mystery from Victoria Hamilton . . .

While in Bath preparing for her upcoming marriage to Lord Darkefell, Lady Anne learns of a profoundly accurate mystic working in town whose uncanny predictions have stunned the gullible and the skeptical alike. Certain there’s a harmless rational explanation for the medium’s supposed otherworldly abilities, Anne’s tolerance turns to defiance when the seer’s dark pronouncements begin having a decidedly harmful affect on her friends—and a troubled local vicar takes his own life.

Convinced that the woman is orchestrating a devious scheme, Anne begins to suspect that she’s working in league with a shrewd newcomer who’s attached himself to many of the town’s wealthy widowers. As she navigates the swirling rumors of Bath society to confirm her suspicions and unmask the charlatans for what they are, she discovers that the treacherous conspirators are plotting to make her own future very dark—and very short-lived . . .


Praise for the Lady Anne Addison Mysteries:

“If you are looking for a historical mystery with romance, suspense, and a suggestion of paranormal, then read Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dark.” —Fallen Angel Reviews

“[Hamilton] excels at imbuing her realistic characters with subtle depths . . .” —American Library Association

“[The author] has set up a well-drawn Gothic horror setting here, so the atmosphere is fantastic, what with it being chilling, mysterious, and menacing all at once.” —Mrs. Giggles

Ratings and reviews

3 reviews
Janice Tangen
July 8, 2020
cosy-mystery, England, murder-investigation, 19th-century, historical-fiction The characters are realistic and engaging (for the most part) but the pace of this well plotted cozy seems excruciatingly slow. I confess that the stilted behavior and attitudes of the "old guard" of Bath society holds little appeal for me but the storyline predictably needs that kind of background filler to make better sense of the story to come. The sleuthing is good, too. The publisher's blurb is good at providing the hook that we need to be attracted to a new book. Bottom line is that I liked it more than average but no dancing in the streets. I requested and received a free ebook copy from Beyond the Page Publishing via NetGalley. Thank you!
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Sandra Davis
April 26, 2021
Absolutely delightful and original! While the main plot works to solve a murder mystery, Ms Hamilton is able to blend attitudes of a Victorian era with a modern acceptance of female independence. Most importantly, she writes of the strength of friendship in overcoming social prejudices.
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About the author

Victoria Hamilton is the pseudonym of nationally bestselling romance author Donna Lea Simpson. Victoria is the bestselling author of three mystery series, the Lady Anne Addison Mysteries, the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries, and the Merry Muffin Mysteries. She blogs at Killer Characters. Visit her website at

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